Supreme Court Opinions

Format: 04/16/2014
Format: 04/16/2014
02S01-9406-CH-00027
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Supreme Court 09/11/95
State of Tennessee v. Jerrell C. Livingston, State of Tennessee v. Steve Bundy, State of Tennessee v. John R. Tilley, & State of Tennessee v. David Johnson
01S01-9305-CR-00077
Authoring Judge: Special Justice Charles H. O'Brien
Trial Court Judge: Judge J. Randall Wyatt

We accepted the application for review filed pursuant to Rule 11, Tenn. R. App.P. In these four cases in order to determine whether the fresh-complaint doctrine recently modified in State v. Kendricks 1 applies in cases wherein a child is the victim of abuse. For the reasons below appearing, we hold that the fresh-complaint doctrine does not apply in such cases.

 

Davidson County Supreme Court 09/06/95
Misty Atchley v. Lifecare Center of Cleveland
03S01-9312-CH-00077
Authoring Judge: Justice Frank W. Drowota, III
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor Earl H. Henley

We granted review of the Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel decision pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 50-6-225(e)(5)(A), in order to determine, inter alia, whether the provisions contained in Tenn. Code Ann. § 50- 6-241(a)(1) [the multiplier statute], limiting an employee's permanent partial disability award to two and one-half (2½) times the medical impairment rating in cases in which the pre-injury employer returns the employee to employment at awage equal to or greater than the wage the employee was receiving at the time of the injury, apply to injuries involving scheduled members

Bradley County Supreme Court 09/05/95
State of Tennessee v. Anthony Darrell Dugard Hines
01S01-9303-CC-00052
Authoring Judge: Special Justice Charles H. O'Brien
Trial Court Judge: Judge Robert E. Burch

This defendant was convicted of murder in the perpetration of armed robbery and sentenced to death. On direct appeal this Court affirmed defendant's conviction and remanded the case for resentencing because of erroneous jury instructions.1

Cheatham County Supreme Court 09/05/95
State of Tennessee v. Anthony Darrell Dugard Hines
01S01-9303-CC-00052
Authoring Judge: Special Justice Charles H. O'Brien
Trial Court Judge: Judge Robert E. Burch

This defendant was convicted of murder in the perpetration of armed robbery and sentenced to death. On direct appeal this Court affirmed defendant's conviction and remanded the case for resentencing because of erroneous jury instructions.

Cheatham County Supreme Court 09/05/95
01S01-9409-CV-00111
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Thomas Goodall
Supreme Court 08/21/95
In Re: Estate of George C. Vincent
E2001-03035-SC-R11-CV
Authoring Judge: Justice Frank F. Drowota, III
Trial Court Judge: Billy Joe White
In this will construction case, we address the question of whether or not the doctrine of exoneration applies to a mortgage on real property passing by right of survivorship where the decedent's will directed that his personal representative pay all his "just debts." We find that the general direction to pay "just debts" is not sufficient to require that the estate pay the remaining balance on the mortgage of non-probate property. Furthermore, additional language in the will regarding the payment of installment debts is not sufficient to indicate that the testator intended to include mortgages of non-probate property where the testator's will specified only one beneficiary and did not mention either the property held by joint tenancy or the joint tenant.
Campbell County Supreme Court 01/22/93